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mazon.co.uk Review
It really shouldn’t work. A black comedy that’s basically about four terrorists, planning an atrocity on UK soil? That’s surely a film that’s designed to wind up tabloid newspapers? In the wrong hands, it certainly could have been. But under the diligent stewardship of Chris Morris, Four Lions emerges as one of the best films of the year.

It’s a perfectly pitched, at times rightly uncomfortable comedy, that brings together a quartet of inept terrorists, who when we meet them, can’t even put a video together without it falling into farce. It’s an opening scene that sets up Four Lions perfectly. And led by the terrific Riz Ahmed and the scene-stealing Nigel Lindsay, the company of actors rise to the challenge that Chris Morris sets them.

Four Lions isn’t a perfect film, though. The tone is a little uneven at times, and it’s very much one that’s going to feel more at home on a television than a cinema screen. But it’s still a daring, risky and at times extremely funny piece of work. And it’s one not afraid to pull the rug on you, either, never shielding itself away from the undercurrents of its subject matter. It’s the most ambitious comedy in a long, long time, and it’s credit to all concerned that it works as well as it does. --Simon Brew
DVD Description
A handful of young men set out to take on the decadent West but are more of a threat to themselves than anyone else in this black comedy from the creator of Brass Eye, Chris Morris. Omar (Riz Ahmed) is a devout Muslim living in the United Kingdom who has decided to form a terrorist cell to bring forth a jihad against a culture he believes is dominated by the sinful and ignorant. However, Omar isn't much of leader, and he's assembled an unimpressive team of fellow terrorists, among them Waj (Kayvan Novak), who lacks the brainpower to come up with ideas or direction on his own; Faisal (Adeel Akhtar), who is shy and doesn't have much to say; and Barry (Nigel Lindsay), a recent convert to Islam who tries to make up for his lack of practical knowledge with fierce passion. As Omar and his comrades debate both doctrine and methods, they ponder such notions as using birds as explosive devices, creating video communiqués with a hip-hop flavor, and attacking mosques in an effort to provoke non-violent Muslims. But are Omar and his partners a legitimate threat to the safety of Great Britain, or just four half-bright twenty-somethings with more bluster than imagination?

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    Sweetchuck
    ElBuc
    Anyone who has watched this film... listen to the recording on this news item:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11983667

    I have listened to it, but I still have no idea what your point is.
    Villa
    PhilK
    Smarkysmarkz
    PhilK
    A bloke that finds muslim terrorism and paedophiles "funny"Anyone who finds such a bloke "talented" is allowing the sodding Guardian and the political correct self-serving tosspots to do their thinking for them"Ah ! It was so funny...er...what part did the Guardian say was funny again...?"oO
    Love the fact you make this statement yet have a family guy avatar. Good choice!
    Interesting.You feel you don't appreciate humour if you don't praise a "comedy" about terrorists wanting to mass murder ? I can see why YOU'VE swallowed the ****.

    Did the BNP and the EDL require you to leave your sense of humour at the door when you signed up? Or was it the cost of the annual Daily Mail subscriptions?
    dantoe12
    Wowsers, little debate at times here lol.
    ALW4RD1
    "I've just taken a picture... and it's defo not me confused face!"
    bigmo7
    Brilliant film, and all done in Sheffield too :) :)
    Adnan786
    "PhilK, the Daily Mail Subscriber" - Its actually got a ring to it.
    ElBuc
    Sweetchuck
    ElBuc
    Anyone who has watched this film... listen to the recording on this news item:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11983667

    I have listened to it, but I still have no idea what your point is.


    It is the voice of a suicide bomber and the accent, naivety and tone of the message is not far off a couple of the guys in the film. It also suggests he planned to do a lot of damage but he ducked down an alley and the bomb went off by accident only killing himself. I couldn't help think of the film when I saw this!
    JustExtreme
    haha that PhilK guy is hilarious
    Sweetchuck
    ElBuc
    Sweetchuck
    ElBuc
    Anyone who has watched this film... listen to the recording on this news item:
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11983667[/url]" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11983667

    I have listened to it, but I still have no idea what your point is.


    It is the voice of a suicide bomber and the accent, naivety and tone of the message is not far off a couple of the guys in the film. It also suggests he planned to do a lot of damage but he ducked down an alley and the bomb went off by accident only killing himself. I couldn't help think of the film when I saw this!

    Fair enough. Thought you were maybe joining PhilK in his crusade to tell the world that suicide bombing isn't funny because real people get hurt and it's not an innately funny subject (even though much of the purpose of comedy is to take something which wouldn't usually attract much mirth and get people to laugh at it). Turns out you have a sense of humour though, unlike him.

    What a shame he hasn't responded to our points; he's presumably too busy trying to dig out an old Richard Littlejohn or Melanie Phillips article on this film in order to find out what his opinions should be.
    camelopardis
    Sweetchuck

    Of course there's nothing innately funny about terrorism or paedophilia. What's hilarious is the hypocrisy inherent in the way we deal with such subjects, and more specifically, the reaction from obvious hypocrites like you. Giggity.


    this.

    Though seriously, the guys obviously a troll or just one of those people you point and laugh at, then move on ;) I shouldn't waste any more time arguing with him!
    arcangel111
    Cliff Notes ... :

    "What's a Wookie?"

    "Putting peanuts down my japseye"

    "Pi$$ing in my mouth is ok but i get splashback from my teeth"

    "Shake your head from side to side - so that the cctv can't get a clear picture"

    Attempting to shoot down the UAV in the Pakistani training camp !!!!! funniest bit in the film

    "I thought it was his head..."
    "But it had a joint!"


    Laughed so hard at this film .... birds ( feathery kind ) with C4 strapped to them LOL
    JustExtreme
    RUSSM1
    NOT WORTH 99p


    why?

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